WHY WORK FOR GOWRIE VICTORIA?

Gowrie Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1939, committed to our purpose of championing excellence in early childhood education and care.

Gowrie is a forward-thinking early learning organisation with a thriving culture. Currently, our services include:

What we offer

We pride ourselves on our unique and engaging working environment. Our employee engagement levels are in the top 10% for care-based organisations, and 80% of our employees rate Gowrie as a truly great place to work.

CURRENT VACANCIES

Early Childhood Traineeship Program - Melbourne

Ready to start your career in Early Childhood?

Whether you’ve recently left school, looking for a new career or returning to the workforce, our traineeship program will really set you up for a fun and rewarding new career.

As a trainee, you will work alongside experienced educators, learn on the job, and earn while you learn.  You will attend a Gowrie class in Melbourne one day a week to complete your Certificate III, and work at an early learning service close to home the other four days.

To give you the best start in your new career, the Early Childhood Traineeship Program includes being guided by a mentor at your early learning service and supported by a Gowrie facilitator who will ensure you learn the theory and can apply it in your day-to-day work.

The Victorian early childhood sector is growing, with career opportunities available across the state. There’s no better time to join a sector that is in high demand with potential for career growth.

About you

You don’t need experience in early childhood.  Our Early Childhood Traineeship Program is for positive people who are reliable team players, who are committed to their new career and will put in the time to attend class and complete self-paced study.

Why Gowrie?

We’re specialists in training educators and providing professional learning to the Early Childhood sector.  Our classes are small and at our early learning service in Docklands, which means you’ll be immersed in high quality early learning every day of your traineeship.

This Early Childhood Traineeship Program is supported by the Victorian Department of Education & Training to enable more trainees to have a strong foundation as they embark on a new career in early childhood.

Ready to become a trainee and start your new career?

Our next team of trainees starting at the end of June 2022.  Please click on the link to visit our Early Childhood Traineeship Program for more information including funding eligibility and support available.  Fill out the form and tell us more about yourself.

Do you have more questions?  Contact Jenny on 1300 446 974 or jennyc@gowrievictoria.org.au

Gowrie Victoria is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 3900)

Early Childhood Educator (full time) - Carlton North & Yarraville

We are recruiting for a full time Educator at our Carlton North and Yarraville services.

As Early Childhood Educator you will report to the Room Leader in a self-managed team that is staffed over ratio. Working together you will implement a high-quality early learning program by demonstrating initiative and completing tasks with minimal supervision.

For more information, please see the attached Job Description.

To Apply for Carlton North, please click here to apply through Seek.

To Apply for Yarraville, please click here to apply through Seek.

We would also like to hear a little more about you and your skills and experiences, so please include a short cover letter.

Early Childhood Educators (casuals) - Broadmeadows, Carlton, Dockland & Yarraville

We are recruiting for casual Educators at our Broadmeadows, Carlton, Docklands and Yarraville services.

As Early Childhood Educator you will report to the Room Leader in a self-managed team that is staffed over ratio. Working together you will implement a high-quality early learning program by demonstrating initiative and completing tasks with minimal supervision.

For more information, please see the attached Job Description.

To Apply for a casual position, please click here to apply through Seek.

We would also like to hear a little more about you and your skills and experiences, so please include a short cover letter.

Early Childhood Teacher (12mths Parental leave cover) - Yarraville

Based at our Yarraville service we are recuiting for a part time early childhood teacher to work 33 hours per week (Mon to Thu) under contract until June 2023 to backfill parental leave.

Reporting to the Manager, Early Learning you will lead, coach, and inspire a small team of educators in developing and implementing a high-quality pedagogical program by role modelling professional practice reflective of Gowrie Victoria’s purpose, philosophy, and values. You will do this by:

  • Building and maintaining positive relationships with children, families, colleagues, and the broader community.
  • Coaching and mentoring educators to achieve individual and team goals.
  • Developing documentation that demonstrates intentional teaching and reflects children’s curiosity and learning.
  • Actively participating in, sharing, and embedding professional learning in the pursuit of higher standards.

For more information, please see the attached Job Description.

To Apply for a casual position, please click here to apply through Seek.

We would also like to hear a little more about you and your skills and experiences, so please include a short cover letter.

Koorie Preschool Assistant (full time fixed term) - Broadmeadows

We are now recruiting for a full time Koorie Preschool Assistant (KPSA) at our Broadmeadows service. The service is located within the Broadmeadows Valley Learning Precinct in the Hume/Moreland area. This provides opportunity for community building through close connections with the schools, maternal and child health services, parenting services and playgroups as well as the wider community. The KPSA will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the participation of Koorie children in culturally engaging and supportive kindergarten programs in the Hume/Moreland area.
  • Working collaboratively with Aboriginal families and communities, kindergartens and related services to increase capacity.
  • Outreach and supporting families to work through any concerns or barriers to enrolment or participation in kindergarten.
  • Providing input to assist services in developing a culturally safe and inclusive educational program.

To Apply for this role, please click here to apply through Seek. We would also like to hear a little more about you and your skills and experiences, so please include a short cover letter.

Early Learning Coaches and Mentors

We are currently recruiting for full time, part time or casual Coaches and Mentors to support our Adult Learning team. These roles can be based in regional Victoria (specifically in the Gippsland area) and in Melbourne (with travel to regional Victoria required). 

The Role 

You will champion good early childhood education and care by working with organisations and individuals in the Early Childhood sector to improve their practice and service effectiveness.

You will be a committed and self-motivated individual with the ability to build strong working relationships with your clients and respond flexibly to their needs.  Engaging with a portfolio of clients to advise, coach and support them through various projects.

Travelling around regional Victoria on a regular basis, including overnight stays, this opportunity would suit an experienced professional who is willing and able to travel regularly. The ideal candidate will be able to work flexibly across the week to meet the needs of each client.

For further information please view the position description.

To Apply for this role, please forward your CV to recruitment@gowrievictoria.org.au.  We would also like to hear a little more about you and your skills and experiences, so please include a short cover letter.

If you would like more information about this vacancy please call Simone James on 0407 243 938.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Interested in other roles at Gowrie Victoria?

If you would like to submit your CV for future vacancies at Gowrie Victoria, please email Recruitment@GowrieVictoria.org.au with a covering letter which includes the following information:

  • Your name
  • Contact details – Phone and email please
  • Position that you would be interested in eg Early Childhood Educator, Leadership Support, Room leader or Early Childhood Teacher, Education Leader or Management position
  • Employment status – full time, part time or casual

We look forward to hearing from you.